During fall semester, one of the things that faculty and staff members heard from students was that there is a need and desire for materials that would support individual learning about how to be a white anti-racist ally. Jenne Powers, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Writing, initiated a conversation with Roz and me about this, and we decided that a great place to link to materials on this topic would be a library research guide. Writing Center Director Gillian Devereux also contributed good ideas to this effort. We worked on it in November and December, and this January, we were ready to unveil our resource guide, “Anti-racism resources for white allies.”
We hope it provides some places to get started! Like we say on the guide, it’s a work in progress, and we invite the participation of the Wheelock community. Do you want to suggest a resource? Email us. Have feedback to share? Sing it out. Notice a broken link? Let us know.
The Library’s very own Eric Clark was recently featured in a video on the Wheelock College website. Eric has been one of our student workers since the fall of 2015. In the video, Eric talks about his passion for helping others and how it led him to return to school and pursue a degree in Social Work. He brings to work with him every day the same enthusiasm and commitment he applies to his studies.
Check out the video below, or find it here on the college’s website.
We love that the video features so many scenes of Eric working and studying in the library! He is an absolute pleasure to work with and always jumps at an opportunity to help both students and coworkers. We want to congratulate Eric on being recognized by the college as a student who is truly inspiring a world of good, and we can’t wait to see where the rest of his journey takes him.
Adult coloring pages have been placed around the library on floors 1, 1M, 2M and 3. These coloring stations have been so popular that we have been printing out additional coloring sheets nearly every day! Students can take their work home, or hang it on our “Coloring Wall of Fame” located near the service desk.
We also have Library Bingo! Bingo cards can be found near the elevator on the 1st floor, or scattered on tables around the library. Each card has a variety of things you might see happening at the library during extended hours (“someone coloring”, “a student making flash cards”, “someone watching Netflix” etc). When you see an item on the card, cross it off. Once you get four in a row in any direction, you win! You can then turn your Bingo card in at the Service Desk for a piece of CANDY!
We have two puzzle stations on the first floor of the library. So far, our library users have worked together to finish two 1,000 piece puzzles. Each time one puzzle is completed, we put out another for students to begin working on. The two that are currently out are very near completion, so come by tonight to help finish them up before it’s too late.
The library staff would like to congratulate all Wheelock students for making it through the fall semester! We have seen first hand how hard you have worked and how many hours of studying you have put in to succeed this semester, and you should all be commended for your efforts.
Happy Holidays to all, and we look forward to seeing you in the spring!
IT/Campus Services with Spice Gourds – who spiced up our lives during the week leading up to Halloween.
Congrats, IT/Campus Services! All the entries were incredible this year. After being here at Wheelock for several pumpkin decorating contests, I am always impressed by how creative everyone is with their decorations and appreciate that our participants are willing to take the time to bring some mid-autumn cheer into the Library.
Thank you to everyone who entered: Dot Hibbard, the Writing Center, Financial Services, Student Life, IT/Campus Services, and especially Teach Learn Create (TLC), our first and only student organization to join in. Many of you have asked who made which entries. Here are the other 5 entries with the names of their decorators.
The Writing Center
Teach Learn Create (TLC)
Thank you, also, to those who stopped by the Library to vote. We’re happy that we got so many ballots back. This contest could not have happened without you either! There was a raffle for our voters and the winner of that raffle is Geraldine Metogho. Congrats!